Former president has questions to answer over the $16bn power project – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says a former president has questions to answer over the $16 billion power project.

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Buhari said this on Tuesday when he hosted the Buhari Support Organisation led by Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service.

Although he did not mention the name of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Buhari asked “where was the power after a former president claimed to have spent $16 billion on the project?”

In 2008, the house of representatives had described $16 billion spent on power by Obasanjo’s government as colossal waste, blaming it on “poor budget planning” and a lack of proper oversight by relevant bodies.

Two year ago, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) urged Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, to appoint an independent counsel to investigate allegations of corruption in the spending of $16 billion on electricity by Obasanjo’s government.

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5 Comments

  1. Yes, OBJ has plenty questions to answer in respect of that $16b Power Project. He should be made to account for every cent of that $16b, heaven will not fall, Obasanjo does not own Nigeria!

  2. wow wow, it is time for Obasanjo to give us the detail how he spent the 16bn without any sign and he will be talking to the govt as if he did very well during his govt.

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